Pokemon GO May 2024 Community Day & previous headliners list

Pokemon GO May 2024 Community Day & previous headliners list
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Written by 

Daniel Megarry

Last updated 

8th May 2024 10:21


Pokemon GO's May 2024 Community Day event features the popular Grass-type Bounsweet, so you'll need to know the schedule, dates, and bonuses to keep track of what's happening.

Community Days are the best events in Pokemon GO, giving you a chance to catch a specific Pokemon with boosted Shiny rates and a featured attack for its final evolution. Here's everything that's happening during May's event, as well as a list of all the previous headliners.

May 2024 Community Day date & time

The Bounsweet Community Day event will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 2PM to 5PM local time.

During that three-hour window, Bounsweet will appear more frequently in the wild and have a higher chance of being Shiny! This is the perfect time to add a Shiny version of this fabulous Pokemon to your collection.

Regular and Shiny Bounsweet in Pokemon GO
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I'm a big fan of the Shiny versions of Bounsweet, Steenee, and Tsareena, as I think the pastel purple hues look a lot nicer than their non-Shiny variations - which isn't something I say often!

I also appreciate that the colour scheme is carried through each evolution, rather than deviating completely like some Pokemon do (yes, I'm looking at you, green Dragonite).

May 2024 Community Day featured attack

If you evolve a Steenee between 2PM and 10PM, you'll get a Tsareena that knows the attack High Jump Kick. This is a powerful Fighting-type Charged Move that boasts a massive 110 power in Trainer Battles.

However, this huge damage potential does come with a chance to "greatly decrease the user’s Defense" every time it's used, making it a fairly risky Charged Move to bust out.

This is the first Fighting-type attack that Tsareena can learn, offering coverage against Normal, Dark, and Steel-type opponents, so it'll be interesting to see how this affects its performance in the GO Battle League!

May 2024 Community Day bonuses

The following bonuses will be available from 2PM to 5PM:

  • 2x Candy for catching Pokemon
  • 2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL from catching Pokemon
  • 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance for Eggs placed into Incubators during the event
  • Lure Modules and Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Surprise encounters when taking snapshots of Pokemon
  • PokeStop Showcases featuring Bounsweet and its evolutions

The following bonuses will be available from 2PM to 10PM:

  • One additional Special Trade can be made
  • Trades cost 50% less Stardust

There will also be event-exclusive Field Research tasks and a paid-for Special Research quest available to complete during the event for extra rewards.

Special Raid Battles

Once the Community Day ends at 5PM, Trainers will then be able to battle Steenee in 4-Star Raid Battles until 10PM. If the Raid Boss is successfully defeated, Bounsweet will spawn around the Gym for 30 minutes.

This is a great opportunity to get some extra Bounsweet Candy if you didn't collect as much as you wanted during the main event. Just remember that Shiny odds for Bounsweet will go back to normal after 5PM.

List of previous Community Day headliners

Here are all of the Pokemon that have starred in their own Community Day in the past:

Month Headliner Featured attack
January 2018 Pikachu Surf
February 2018 Dratini Draco Meteor
March 2018 Bulbasaur Frenzy Plant
April 2018 Mareep Dragon Pulse
May 2018 Charmander Blast Burn
June 2018 Larvitar Smack Down
July 2018  Squirtle Hydro Cannon
August 2018 Eevee Last Resort
September 2018 Chikorita Frenzy Plant
October 2018 Beldum Meteor Mash
November 2018 Cyndaquil Blast Burn
January 2019 Totodile Hydro Cannon
February 2019 Swinub Ancient Power
March 2019 Treecko Frenzy Plant
April 2019 Bagon Outrage
May 2019 Torchic Blast Burn
June 2019 Slakoth Body Slam
July 2019 Mudkip Hydro Cannon
August 2019 Ralts Synchronoise
September 2019 Turtwig Frenzy Plant
October 2019 Trapinch Earth Power
November 2019 Chimchar Blast Burn
January 2020 Piplup Hydro Cannon
February 2020 Rhyhorn Rock Wrecker
March 2020 - -
April 2020 Abra Counter
May 2020 Seedot Bullet Seed
June 2020 Weedle Drill Run
July 2020 Gastly Shadow Punch
August 2020 Magikarp Aqua Tail
September 2020 Porygon TriAttack
October 2020 Charmander Dragon Breath
November 2020 Electabuzz Flamethrower
November 2020 Magmar Thunderbolt
January 2021 Machop Payback
February 2021 Roselia Bullet Seed & Weather Ball (Fire)
March 2021 Fletchling Incinerate
April 2021 Snivy Frenzy Plant
May 2021 Swablu Moonblast
June 2021 Gible Earth Power
July 2021 Tepig Blast Burn
August 2021 Eevee Last Resort (Eevee)
Scald (Vaporeon)
Zap Cannon (Jolteon)
Superpower (Flareon)
Shadow Ball (Espeon)
Psychic (Umbreon)
Bullet Seed (Leafeon)
Water Pulse (Glaceon)
Psyshock (Sylveon)
September 2021 Oshawott Hydro Cannon
October 2021 Duskull Shadow Ball
November 2021 Shinx Psychic Fangs
January 2022 Spheal Icicle Spear & Powder Snow
February 2022 Hoppip Acrobatics
March 2022 Sandshrew & Alolan Sandshrew Night Slash (Sandslash)
Shadow Claw (Alolan Sandslash)
April 2022 Stufful Drain Punch
May 2022 Alolan Geodude Rollout
June 2022 Deino Brutal Swing
July 2022 Starly Gust
August 2022 Zigzagoon Obstruct
September 2022 Roggenrola Meteor Beam
October 2022 Litwick Poltergeist
November 2022 Teddiursa High Horsepower
January 2023 Chespin Frenzy Plant
February 2023 Noibat Boomburst
March 2023 Slowpoke & Galarian Slowpoke Surf
April 2023 Swinub Ancient Power
May 2023 Fennekin Blast Burn
June 2023 Axew Breaking Swipe
July 2023 Poliwag Counter (Poliwrath)
Ice Beam (Politoed)
August 2023 Froakie Hydro Pump
September 2023 Grubbin Volt Switch
October 2023 Timburr Brutal Swing
November 2023 Wooper & Paldean Wooper Aqua Tail (Quagsire)
Megahorn (Clodsire)
January 2024 Rowlet Frenzy Plant
February 2024 Chansey Wild Charge
March 2024 Litten Blast Burn
April 2024 Bellsprout Magical Leaf

If you're wondering why there are no Community Days listed for the December months, that's because every December features the return of the previous year's headliners (and sometimes the prior year's too!).

While this is a great time to catch up on any headliners you've missed throughout the year, it does mean there's nothing 'new' to encounter in terms of Shinies or featured attacks.

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That's everything you need to know about the Community Day schedule for 2024 and beyond! Visit our Pokemon GO homepage for more guides like the Spotlight Hour schedule and the current Raid Bosses.

Daniel Megarry
About the author
Daniel Megarry
Daniel is GGRecon’s Deputy Guides Editor. He graduated from university with a degree in Journalism & English Language before covering video games and LGBTQ+ culture at publications including Gay Times and Dexerto. His favourite games include Pokemon, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, and anything Nintendo. You can reach him on [email protected].
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